Category Archives for Writing

Home Not School

Tempted to recreate a classroom in your living room? Let’s embrace the properties of home in our children’s educations and watch learning flourish! What are the conditions of home that support learning? How can you design your house to enhance learning opportunities? Family culture, “hygge” (the Danish word for coziness), and nurturing connection between parent […]

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The Secret to Breakthroughs in Writing (2019)

Programs, curriculum, homeschool gurus—they all miss it. Yet it’s so simple! Find out what professional writers know about writing instruction that educators often miss. You’ll walk away from this seminar knowing exactly what to do to change the dynamic around writing in your family…for good. In fact, you can turn your writing program around in […]

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However Imperfectly: Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Teaching (2)

In this talk, Andrew shares many humorous experiences (and painful lessons) he has learned over thirty years of teaching and homeschooling, including: It’s hard not to do to your kids what was done to you; Process over product; All kids are different; “Progressive” education doesn’t mean progress; What real “college and career readiness” is, and […]

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Cultivating Language Skills: Preschool through High School

Listening and reading well, speaking and writing clearly, thinking and debating effectively are abilities that most parents hope to cultivate in their children. With that goal in mind, Andrew will explore various environments and activities which will accelerate the development of these language skills, beginning with the youngest students and continuing into the high school […]

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Reading Strategies for Struggling Readers or Non-Readers

As schools have made reading their new god, believing that producing good readers will solve all their academic problems, many children—the dyslexic, the easily distracted, the auditorily challenged—are truly left behind in the rush to improve test scores. What schools don’t know (but what many parents discover) is that reading is not simply being able […]

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Copywork to Composition: Learning Writing by Imitation

Come and contemplate the underestimated value of simple copywork, discover the power of text reconstruction, experience the delight of author imitation, and learn the surprising relationship between text analysis and creativity. More about Andrew Pudewa: Andrew is the founder, principal speaker, and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing. Presenting throughout North America, he […]

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However Imperfectly: Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Teaching

Andrew will share many humorous experiences (and painful lessons) he has learned over thirty years of teaching and homeschooling, including: It’s hard not to do to your kids what was done to you; process over product; all kids are different; “Progressive” education doesn’t mean progress; what real “college and career readiness” is; and two secret […]

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The Secret to Breakthroughs in Writing

Programs, curriculum, homeschool gurus—they all miss it. Yet it’s so simple! Find out what professional writers know about writing instruction that educators often miss. You’ll walk away from this seminar knowing exactly what to do to change the dynamic around writing in your family…for good. In fact, you can turn your writing program around in […]

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Teaching Stellar Essay Writing

This live presentation will air on:Tuesday – September 13th – 3pm Pacific timeThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Not Back to School Summit – REGISTER HERE for live access!Learn some killer critical thinking skills as Dr. Spivey teaches you how to teach essay writing to your children. More about Dr. William Spivey: Dr. William B. […]

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Soften the Writing Strife with Poetry Teatimes

This live presentation will air on:Monday – September 12th – 1pm Pacific timeThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Not Back to School Summit – REGISTER HERE for live access!Poetry + tea + treats = a rich excursion into language and joy for your homeschool. Ditch the strife and woes of writing, and ease into the […]

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